COLORADO CONCEALED CARRY PERMIT
Colorado CCW Permit
Colorado is a “shall issue” state.
The permit is valid for 5 years.
- Colorado CCW Handgun Permit Requirements
- How to Apply for a Colorado CCW Handgun Permit
- Colorado CCW Handgun Permit Fee's
- CCW Handgun Permit Application Forms
- Must be at least 21 years of age.
- Demonstrates competence with a handgun.
- Is a legal resident of Colorado.
- Has not been convicted of perjury.
- Does not chronically and habitually use alcoholic beverages.
- Is not an unlawful user of or addicted to a controlled substance.
- Is not subject to a protection order.
- Federal Law – Prohibits the following persons
- Complete a firearms training course.
- Download application under FORMS tab or pickup from your local Sheriffs office.
- You will need the following documents;
- Completed application – DO NOT sign, must be signed in front of Sheriff.
- Firearms training certificate
- Drivers license or state ID card
- Photo – taken within the last thirty days
- Proof of residency
Fingerprints and photographs may be taken at the time the applicant submits the application.
New Permits: $52.50
Temporary Emergency Permits: $30.50
$52.50 is for the state fee. The Sheriff can charge an additional fee up to $100.
Accepted forms of payment
Cashier’s check or money order – payable to the Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI).
Colorado CCW QUICK FACTS
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Colorado Does Not Honor Non-Resident Permits/Licenses. You must be a resident of the state they honor for your permit to be valid in Colorado (Must be 21 Years of Age)
WITH Colorado CONCEALED CARRY PERMIT
Where You Can Carry
- State parks
- State and national forests
- Road side rest areas
- School, if handgun remains in vehicle and vehicle is locked if you leave it
- All areas of the state – except those listed below
Where You Cannot Carry
- Public elementary, middle, junior high, or high school
- Secure areas of airports
- Public buildings with fixed security checkpoints such as courthouses
- Snowmobile (permit for predator control required)
- Any place where the carrying of firearms is prohibited by Federal Law.
Colorado Concealed Carry Laws
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Colorado concealed carry laws have no legal requirement for a person to tell law enforcement they are carrying a firearm. The law does state that you must carry your permit, together with valid photo identification, at all times during which the permittee is in actual possession of a concealed handgun and shall produce both documents upon demand by a law enforcement officer.
“No Weapons” signs are not mentioned in Colorado concealed carry laws. There are no legal penalties for entering a private property or business that has posted these signs. They have no force of law unless they are posted in areas that are mentioned by the law as being off limits.
GunsToCarry recommends that you do not enter a property displaying a “No Weapons” sign whether the law is for or against signage. If asked to leave a property and you refuse to do so then you are breaking the law and put yourself at risk of being charged.
If you can lawfully possess a handgun you can carry it in a private vehicle. Without a permit you cannot carry on public transport.
Open carry is legal but you have more restrictions than a person who has a permit to carry. Without a permit you cannot carry on public transport. Also local governments can have regulations preventing open carry in certain buildings or areas.
“Yes” or “No” states if you can carry in a restaurant that serves alcohol. Some restaurants may be posted with “NO GUN” signs. Check with the staff if this means just the bar area. If we have indicated a “Yes” then it should be legal to have a meal without drinking alcohol.
You are permitted to carry in state parks, state forests, WMA’s and roadside rest areas
Get in Touch
Boulder County Sherrif
Monday – Friday 8am – 5pm
Address 5600 Flatiron Parkway
CityBoulder, CO 80301
Phone (303) 441-3994